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Rearranged Our Workbench

Rearranged Our Workbench

When we tell people that they’re welcome to bring their trees, we mean it! We’ve rearranged our work area to make things even easier: The clutter is gone, all of the tools are arranged so you don’t have to dig through a box to find the one you’re looking for, and the worn-out tools are […]

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Trident Maple Trunks

Trident Maple Trunks

These are some big Trident Maple trunks with some seriously great roots. The chops are a little rough and will need some carving, and the branches need to be grown. In a few more years they’re going to be great trees! Tridents are the best of all the maples. The leaves are small to scale, […]

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Amazing Glazes

Amazing Glazes

There’s so much to consider when choosing a bonsai pot. There’s the obvious character, such as size, shape, and color. But how often do you look a little closer? The details range from simple to complex. Which is your favorite and why?

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What’s In Bloom January 2016

What's In Bloom January 2016

While the weather is bitter-cold outside, the tropical greenhouse has certainly been living up to its name this week! Who would think that you could have blooms such as these in January?

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Gift Cards Now Available

We’re happy to announce that Allshapes Bonsai gift cards are now available at the nursery! These cards are available in any amount that you like, $5 and up, and can be used to purchase anything we offer, either online or at the nursery. There’s no registration involved and they’re refillable too!

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Repot Temperate Bonsai Now

This is the PERFECT time to repot your temperate bonsai! Those are the trees that require a winter dormancy (tropicals get repotted in summer). Once the buds break and the leaves are out, it’s too late. You’ll want to use a fast-draining water-retentive mix specifically designed for bonsai. We have multiple soil mixes available at […]

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Scotch Pine Literati

Scotch Pine Literati

This Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris) is rather tall. Its most interesting feature is the hollow base that has worn away with time. Bringing the foliage closer to the focal point wasn’t possible, so we brought the focal point closer to the foliage, and had a lot of fun with a rotary tool in the process!

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Repotted Japanese Maple Root-Over-Rock

Repotted Japanese Maple Root-Over-Rock

This Japanese Maple group was planted over a rock and left to grow in a field back in 1955. A year ago we did a little spring cleaning on it, and it grew very strongly. This weekend it was repotted, and one of the wild blueberry bushes was removed. The roots and rock are completely […]

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A New Trident Maple Forest

A New Trident Maple Forest

The Material Today we created a forest planting of Trident Maples (Acer buergerianum). The primary tree had been growing in sphagnum moss with virtually no fibrous roots; essentially a large hardwood cutting. While repotting it for the first time it was amazing to see how many white fleshy roots had wrapped themselves around the base […]

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